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Upcoming Foundation Events

The LCPL Foundation sponsors many special events throughout the year. Some are unique, like author visits, while others recur annually, like the Literary Tea. Check back regularly to see what's coming up next!

2021 Read-a-Thon: January 11 - February 22

The Read-a-Thon is on! Kids pledge to read as much as they can to raise money for their school and library. This year, we're taking sign-ups online to make it easier for students and schools that may be remote learning.

Past Events

2020 Read-a-Thon
Kids read and tracked their pages to raise money for their schools and the library!

The 19th Annual Literary Tea
Guests enjoyed a full afternoon tea and hear David Carlson, professor and author of several nonfiction books and mystery novels, speak.

A sketch of the Reader statue

New at LCPL

Looking for something new? These titles have just hit our shelves!

Upcoming Events
Fri, May 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to... more
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to human health. Email is required to register.

Sat, May 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, May 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart Branch - Zoom Room
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat!... more
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey... more
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey to map the West. Email address required to register!

Tue, May 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
St. John branch - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could... more
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could it be you? You appear to be a little sus. Ages 11 - 17

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters... more
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist
Join Miss Alissa and explore the night with a flashlight. This month we focus on using and exploring technology by seeing how a... more
Join Miss Alissa and explore the night with a flashlight. This month we focus on using and exploring technology by seeing how a flashlight works and using it to explore and craft.

Wed, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
What are germs, how do they spread, and what can we do to stop them? Email address required to register!

Wed, May 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for our virtual teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing "Sadie" by Courtney Summers. Registration is... more
Join us for our virtual teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing "Sadie" by Courtney Summers. Registration is required. Ages 12-17

Wed, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Zoom
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, May 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Fri, May 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, May 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime